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Sep 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT
were in the united states in march of '09. obviously, in march of '09 in the united states, earnings were very depressed in europe because of the depressed. europe has the advantage of not only being able to grow multiples, but also to be able to grow earnings. i think for the united states, while we've got room for multiple expansion in the united states where we're at today, earnings are getting kind of topee. europe makes a better bet. >> the last time you came on several months ago when you were bearish the euro, have you also changed targets to several months ago? >> actually, i haven't, mandy. the euro is going to continue to appreciate. we've obviously gotten a really nice bounce here, up to around 131. we probably have a little more upside on a technical basis. but the whole key to the european recovery is around dr. draghi continuing to print money, and printing money is going to ultimately put downward pressure on the euro, and they need that to get the economy of the periphery to expand. >> if you're buying european stocks, what are you selling? >> brian, i think you know
CNBC
Sep 9, 2012 7:30pm EDT
in the united states, however, on the fiscal cliff, which you are very concerned about. the xpiration of the bush tax cuts and automatic spending cuts that come if there's no budget agreement. how do you view this playing out? what are the implications for the market? >> i think this is very important. last week maybe the point when investor sentence focuses on this instead of europe. first of all, the size of the fiscal cliff at about 650 billion, 4% of gdp. it would be hitting at a time when the economy is weak and particularly the consumer is weak. i do think this represents a big danger to the economy. the challenge is it's not discounted into the price. we're all talking about it, i've met very few investors who believe it will happen. if we do start to move to an environment where it becomes more likely, it will create volatility and also hit equity prices as well towards the end of the year. >> how do you invest against that kind of back drop? where would you put money to work right now? >> i think there are a couple of things investors can do. one thought is for those that hav
CNBC
Sep 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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CNBC
Sep 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in the united states and around the world. there was a recent study out quickly on this by the clearing house association. the first time i have seen this people because talk about the economies that takes the top 26 banks in the united states, and basically says that after a lot of study and research they did, it benefits $50 to $100 billion a year because of these efficiencies. it was natural for it all to happen. second from a public policy perspective, we have to remember that we as a country are trying to compete in a localizing world. we have the best banks in the world. they have certainly had a impact on creating large businesses. why would you want to break all of that up, it makes no sense from a public policy perspective. >> it's important that you bring up the global story. they're obviously not going to compete with the international banks and deutsch banks who will be the large institutions. but let me get your take on what's going on in terms of the masses. time and time again we hear an argument that depositors do not want their money used to take risk. you said they're not to
CNBC
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
mortgages and potentially other assets until we see unemployment improve in the united states, is that a good decision on his part? >> it's not my habit to comment on decisions of the sister institutions. i would only say that it demonstrates, also, that when you look at the advanced economy through the grade of the central banking, you see that we are all engaged in nonstandard measures. >> how worried are you about the fiscal cliff in the united states is this. >> i think it is part of course of the major issue that in the advanced world you have to cope with. >> but if it happens, does it bring on another recession in the united states? >> i'm sure that the u.s. leadership, whatever you have in the president discussion of course between the two major sensitivities, but a sense of the saw peer kror interests of the country will prevail. i'm absolutely confident in that. i don't trust that it is possible that the sense of the superior interests of the united states of america and by way of consequence of the entire of course advanced economy and by way of consequence the enti
CNBC
Sep 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
lives are at stake and you know this, you don't go out and attack the president of the united states and say that he's somehow or another sympathizes with terrorists. that's how he lost it. if you handed that statement to ronald reagan, if you handed that statement to george bush or go, h.w. bush, i think they would have looked at you and said you know you have a new job in this campaign. why don't you answer the phones because it was ill-advised. it was a mistake. today they announced they are is going to have a whole bunch of specifics. they have ed gillespie on the phone and i think he's terrific. >> i think he lost the support of the liberal press and the liberal media which he never had anyway. >> dick, you would not have advised him to make that statement at that time in the middle the violence. >> how could you comment on what everybody in america was talking about. a president whose foreign policy is -- it was embarrassing. >> hang on. one at a time. >> the fact that it offended the liberal press probably -- >> it offended americans. >> it offended americans. president of the
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 4:00am EDT
of companies being started. there actually in the united states has been a dip in new starts. usually there's an upswing in new starts in the recession. we have a very unusual recession going on here. i think it's largely driven by the origins of the recession, that it was a finance-based recession. this has rippled through in terms of credit into the economy and it's changing the nature of available capital resources for startups. although your concern is logical, i don't think it's what's happening right now. >> the number one concern people have about the u.k. is the proximity to europe. this seems to be the number one issue. you can't do anything about the back drop. the government has pinned its hopes on programs like the funding for lending scheme. do you think this does anything to encourage small businesses? >> there's a couple of points in there. i completely agree that we have a challenge that our largest trading partner is the e.u. there's little to be done about that per se. but funding -- the lending for business scheme is a challenge in the startup context in a number of level
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
leaders who are signaling they're coming to the united states to the u.n. general assembly and they express the desire through their ambassadors to the state department they want to meet with the president. and those options are then put before the national security adviser, and he decides whether or not to make any recommendation to the president on who to meet. well, it's quite clear that either he didn't make any -- either he made recommendations that there's no reason to meet with anybody, or he did make recommendations and the president said, in a, i don i d want to meet them, i'll give a speech and then get to ohio. >> just to follow up on this, i'm thinking of the netanyahu story with israel and iran. one of the key issues, we had professor from harvard law school is whether the united states will truly decisively back up netanyahu and israel militarily. now, with all respect to hillary clinton who is doing a fine job on this stuffy imagine, it's only the president who can make a statement like that.imagine, y the president who can make a statement like that. only th
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
the world's largest economy in the united states. i would imagine if in three to ten years the financial system were to collapse because of the overprinting of money, i would imagine we would have a lot to do with that as the biggest players in all of this. does that mean that you are pessimistic about the united states' ability to come to grips with its unfunded liabilities and entitlements? is that what's going to cause this, we're not going to fix these? >> i'm very concerned that regardless of who will be in the white house next year, the republicans or the democrats, the fiscal deficit will stay above a trillion dollars as far as the eye can see. and that more money printing is on the way, qe 3, qe 4, so on. but you understand i want to clarify one point, i am bearish about the financial system and i think eventually it will collapse, but if you think it through, what is better to own in a systemic crisis, cash with the banks, treasury bills, or real estate in the u.s., or equities? i think that real estate in the u.s., i'm not talking about west 15 where sandy sold his condo for 8
CNBC
Sep 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, the netherlands, germany and the united states. in a previous segment, john carney said to ignore the quote pinheads at the world economic forum. are you? >> i don't ignore them. i want to ask you a question. put the shoe on the other foot here. here's the list of what matters according to them for competitiveness. institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomy, health and primary education and higher education. my question to you is which candidate is talking about all five of these things? >> none. >> to what extent is the united states engaged in a debate of institutions, infrastructure -- >> i shouldn't say none. we are around the margins. >> around the edges. >> the three is big focus obviously. obama touched on education and as mitt romney -- >> if this stuff matters, we ain't talking about it. okay? we are talking about the deficit which matters. that's part of -- i've only showed you five of the 12 pillars they call them. guys, do we have those full screens back there? those charts i wanted to put up. put up the first one here. this highlights the differences in both the european area a
CNBC
Sep 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the west and the united states and it's interests. >> all this flag burning, american flag burning, which burns me up, probably burns you up just as much if not more. should been united states retaliate in some way for this flag burning? >> well t short answer is, it's more important than just defending the flag, it's defending our interests and our national requirements in that region. we have got to get engaged. we have got to get reengaged because if we don't, we're going to see more and more of this. >> many thanks, general mark kimet stayed up late for us in germany. i'm larry kudlow, we will see you tomorrow night. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. the s
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
from the united states and asia as well. the big talk is draghi today. people are happy he did come through with what he said he would. there is a debate on whether it was exactly what we expected or better for the short term, but i really think that is the key. over the short term, people have very, very happy for the ability for stimulus and solve rans and to be able to be accessing this window from the european central bang. longer term is a bigger question. at this point, the next question to ask is who will utilize this program. there is a stigma attached. for example, one leader that i was talking to tonight said to me if spain says we're going to utilize this, it's an admission. italy, again, a stigma astaffed in terms of utilizing that program. people do not expect the italian government to access this right away. they don't think italy is in the same position at spain. spain needs it more, but that stigma is holding back expectations. so the question now is which country will use it, which will use it right away, and if in fact they will, will that be a negative at some poi
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
deficits in the history of the united states. four deficits in excess of a trillion dollars each so that more than a third of all the debt ever run up in the 236-year history of the united states, more than a third of it was under barack obama's presidency in the last three and a half years. who's going to pay off the debt? our children and a grandchildren. that's who is going to pay it off. that's where romney and paul ryan are calling for a growth agenda where we can start creating jobs in this country and not have economic growth of 1.7%, under 2% and a federal reserve board that believes we'll be in this shape for two years. that's why they say they will keep interest rates for another two years. >> you heard him talk about the debt created under president obama when the country was going off a fiscal cliff and the banks were seizing up. he never referenced the 5 trillion in debt generated under george bush while he was governor. he never referenced the two wars we didn't pay for. george bush was the first president in the history of the union to go to war and give people a tax
CNBC
Sep 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
that word, the auto industry of the united states at that time? >> it sounds like rhetoric. but -- and it is rhetoric, i guess, because it's words. but i think they're actually factual words. president bush and hank paulson agree because they were the first ones to provide capital to the auto industry. if the government had not stepped in, these companies would have had to literally shut their doors, they would have run out of cash, had to lay off their workers. the suppliers would have gone down. ford would have gone down. the industry would have shut down. whether it would have ultimately liquidated would depend on what would have happened after that. >> that is not the case. and in fact we got some very strong numbers earlier this week. are you surprised at the strength of auto sales at this point? >> no, i'm not surprised because you need to sell 15 million cars a year in this country simply to keep the fleet from aging. and we have not done that now for over four years. this is unprecedented in american history. so you have a huge amount of pent-up demand for cars beca
CNBC
Sep 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
of the market. it is in the hands of the eflt cb not the hands of united states. >> we should point out tomorrow we will get some sort of plan or are expecting to from the ecb perhaps some details about a bond buying plan of some kind that we're hearing some things about today. the market may be disappointed in that these reports seem to indicate they'd be targeting three years and less in terms of maturity. that they would not have a yield target perhaps, say we're not going to let it go above 7%, and that it would be sterilized purchases. there are some who believe, hey, you need to actually increase the money supply. really if you're going to get things moving in europe but of course the germans are always concerned about inflation and sterilization which basically means they'll try and take in as much in deposits as they buy in bonds. sort of keeping -- >> somebody tweeted this morning fed bernanke needs to show them how you really print money. and, jim, one other facet of this report is that the head of the bach the german still remains the one lone hold out to this bond buying policy meani
CNBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. it is ludicrous. it's a lie and the president of the united states needs to come before the american people and explain to them what did he know? when did he know it? and why has he and senior officials been lying. >> is jack jacobs here. welcome. i want to bring you in. we have been talking about this whole situation. it looks, to me, like this was a major security breakdown. the intelligence people told them that this was with a pre-planned al qaeda terrorist attack within 24 hours of the awful killing of our ambassador and the other people with them. and the white house denied and denied it and are still denying it and i say susan rice should be fired. she should resign and i'm asking jack, up the chain of command, what is hillary clinton's role and what is president obama's role? >> well, let me tell you, everybody is responsible for everything that happens in his unit or fails to happen. the state department has a great deal to answer for. there's no doubt in my military mind this was a pre-planned attack. if you look at it as a small unit operation, they had mortars that they shot, co
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
's the best case scenario. >> does allow us to focus on the united states. >> exactly. >> we're probably doing better than any economy in the world. >> you're not trying to whistle past graveyards on that front, right? you're not trying to ignore europe. >> melissa mentioned the trading perspective. i think that the traders are saying, okay, now, what do we have here, and when we look at here, well, why don't we see with the steel industry, the auto industry. we focus -- the fill lebeau interview was incredibly important where allan mull ha ly says europe, we don't have it. the truth is united states has it. 14.5 million vehicles. that is a bull market in cars. >> right. >> we are talking about this upgrade today. sun trust, why is sun trust upgraded? i think that's very significant, not just because my trust owns it, but i'm looking at sun trust saying that is, again, the housing market in the south because the federal reserve didn't like sun trust. housing, autos, retail. what else do we need? >> right. >> well, we could use china to start growing a little bit faster instead of going the oth
CNBC
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. that's what they don't get. >> it seems like europe, the united states and china are all on the cusp of recession. it seems like it. >> they are doing terribly. you see it with manufacturing numbers in particular have been terrible. >> in all three areas. >> you started to see the credit default swaps. that level is higher than it was. they perceive more risk with corporate bonds. >> some positives. auto sales are good. housing, certainly coming off the bottom a little bit. consumer income and spending, not so much. >> you see things where interest rates have a huge impact. they are extremely low. we have seen positive bumps there. in terms of hiring, we now have almost one in seven americans on food stamps. that's not where you should be in the third year of recovery. >> you are also a sports expert with your great show on the yes network. the football season kicks off tonight. my giants host the dallas cowboys. which team is worth the most? >> cowboys, easy. $2.1 billion, worth more than any toeam in the u.s. jones is a marketing genius. the cowboys get $80 million in stadium spons
CNBC
Sep 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
're seeing through the lens. how are things both in the united states and europe. >> and china? >> let's talk about the u.s. in almost every business, there are pockets of real success. let's take, for example, the enormous burst in rental housing. the command for rental housing is incredible. so we're in the home supply business. we do cabinet doors, home depot, supply, we do vanities and things like that. we sell vanity kits as fast as you possibly make to landlocked and multifamily housing who put these things in. we charge $500, they increase the rent $100 a month, the pay back is in months, and the game is on. people are renovating rental places and motels and hotels because they're occupied. three years ago they were taking a room in a motel, tearing it apart, bringing the fixture over and fixing the other room that was leaking. now they're renovating those things. so the home rental idea is moving strongly. you take the marcellus fields, we can't get pipe up there fast enough. we can't get pre-fab buildings up there fast enough. i mean, i'm not talking marcellus, i'm talking north dako
CNBC
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
in lebanon or destroi a cool in tune this -- he does not think that the united states can live with the nuclear armed iran. carl, one point to think about as we think about the president's remarks here, he's been under fire f, and the obam camp is making an important issue, obama is clearly walking a tightrope today and doesn't want to threat up his re-election chances. a very dell rat moment politically. >> not to mention anyone trying to drive in midtown manhattan. let's goat to headquarters with the market flash. >>> shares of carnival are higher 3.5%. what we heard from them, better than that, at the same time, you'll see this tempered stock and this stock is trading higher. >>> still ahead, marissa meyer announces her grand plan. >>> and "squawk on the street" will be live with both organizations. we don't call this our company, we call this our mission. green toys teaches children that if i have a milk jug and i stick it in the recycling bin it can turn into something new. chase allows us to buy capital equipment to be able to manufacture in the states to the scale we nee
CNBC
Sep 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT
allowed to continue to happen, there would be conflicts around the world. do you suggest that the united states should curtail free speech? >> well, i would like to say in this way of where there is free speech, there is a human right. and i started the declaration of human rights but there is limit in exercising human right for all people, all nations. >> are you going to ask president obama to change his policy in any way on free speech? >> i don't think -- i'm not in a position to lecture any leader on this matter because one thing that i believe all leaders can take many lessons from what is happening worldwide, including the last incidents about the -- i incidents of anti-islam films. >> you have investors watching. indonesia, the 16th largest economy in the world. gdp of $850 billion. it's really been one of the bright spots in the emerging markets in this global slowdown and a new mckenzie report is predicting the economy getting to the seventh largest by 2030. what can you tell us in terms of your expectation for economic growth next year and in the coming years? >> well, i am pl
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
to that in a moment but first time to fact check the 42nd president of the united states. senior correspondent scott cohn is here and with the length of the speech you had your work cut out for you. >> we are all exhausted and did do it. bill clinton, of course, is an old pro at this and knows how to shade facts without fudging them. here he is last night on the cost of health care. >> for two years health care costs have been under 4% in both years for the first time in 50 years! >> well, that is correct. according to the consumer price index. but mr. clinton attributes it to obama care and most of which didn't go in effect yet. it's more to do with the recession. mr. clinton hailed the obama plan to tie student loan payments to a percentage of income and goes back to 2007 and president obama expanded it. finally, this on the politics of hate. >> they need a republican congressman with almost 100% voting record on every conservative score because he said he realized he did not have to hate the president to disagree with him. that was a nonstarter and they threw him out. >> we wondered who bill clin
CNBC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
by examining 113 indicators from official data sources and polling 15,000 executives. united states continued a four-year slide to the seventh spot. separately, a judge ruling amr can abandon its pilot's union contract. saying the bankrupt parent of american airlines corrected certain issues that caused him to reject the same request in the past. amr is trying to save more than $1 billion a year in labor costs. it can unilaterally impose work terms on its pilot, all is happening as talks between amr and u.s. air continue. >>> in the meantime, a very complicated story. we've been trying to follow the twists and turns. the fbi now says there is no evidence to support claims that hacking group anonymous infiltrated an fbi agent's laptop and lifted data for more than 12 million apple products. however the front page of "the financial times" lays it out and says hackers embarrass apple with this data release. there were over a million different devices, numbers were published online. this is a story that has many odd twists. the hackers said they would not give any interviews about this breach unt
CNBC
Sep 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
of volume in the afternoon because there will be no incentive from the united states. euro/sterling, down a little bit. after that manufacturing pmi number came much better than expected. so interestingly enough, employment stilg still picking up in manufacturing. although it's still in contractionary territory. if you like pmi, you'll like china for the last couple of days. >> i think, ross, asian bourses mostly finished higher despite down beat manufacturing numbers from china. analysts say those weak readings could prompt supported policies from the central bank. the gape, 0.6% gold liner search off future fed. developers rally following the comments on building more affordable housing. the hang seng followed suit, helped by congress congress property place and internet giants. turning negative in late trade to end at a four-week low. lost over 6% after it proposed to revise down its stake back in march. energy places and industrials sent the kospi higher by .4%. samsung electronics lost a round after apple targeted four more cents on products. the afx 200 eked out modest gains, higher
CNBC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
% of the budget. >>> back in the united states, the new york attorney general is investigating whether private equity firms have abused tax strategy in order to cut hundreds of millions from their tax bills. eric schneiderman wants documents that reveal whether they converted certain fgt fees into investments which are taxed at a lower rate than ordinary xhk. economy. schneiderman is looking to see if he's trying to embarrass bain. andrew, right now, i'll send it over to you. >> fascinating story. hope we talk about that in a little bit. corporate headlines this morning. valiant pharmaceuticals is buying metacis for $24 a share. a 39% premium. the deal boosting valiant skin care offering and adds botox to it's portfolio. oracle is launching an appeal on five-year long court case against s.a.p. last month they agreed to pay oracle $306 million over copyright infringement allegations. great to be back. what do you think, a little right here in. >> i've never heard of disport? >> botox? >> you're not who i'm worried about. it's clear by saying you might need it, i know what you're actually saying
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